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Flying Pig Downtown
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Nieuwendijk 100 | Old Centre: New Side, 1012 MR Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)   |  
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Ranked #27 of 174 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
Singapore, Singapore
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“Good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Hostel with great environment. Inclusive breakfast was pretty good. Had a smoking room where you can indulge in some.. Prices were cheap compared to other accommodations in Amsterdam. Rooms were simple and clean. Only gripe was that the shower drained too slowly and thus the bathroom was constantly flooded.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Jonkoping, Sweden
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Only stayed here for one night. Location was great. Right downtown and about 5 min walk from the Dam Square. Rooms were very basic, but decently spacious with a good amount of storage per person. The room was a pricier than any other hostel I've stayed in, so I would say the value is so-so. Other than that I can't complain.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Stayed here February '14 and didn't regret it. Great facilities with extremely helpful and friendly staff. Other travellers were very thoughtful and respectful of others so it was easy to get a good nights sleep. I'd recommend Flying pig downtown to anybody staying in Amsterdam. Not to mention the brilliant prices too.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

When i was studying abroad in Amsterdam last semester a friend of mine who came to visit me stayed at the flying pig, and i stayed with him there while he was visiting. It is a very central location, and is a good mid-point for everywhere that you will want to visit while in Amsterdam. It was clean, and not too expensive. I would recommend for younger to mid-age people.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

So for the last 3 years going to dam has been a yearly event and tis year was no different. We once again stayed at the pig. And again it was amazing. Staff is brilliant, women with red beanie and tats was very welcoming and funny (seemed to find my last name strange lol). Location is amazing and the place is filled with great people. Both staff and guests. Smoking room is very relaxing with a bar next to it. Could not recommend this place enough. Plan on going back this year!

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

When visiting Amsterdam, you really shouldn't be spending too much time in your room. With this in mind, you can't find better accommodations than those at the Flying Pig. The hotel/hostel is laid out to take advantage of the public areas, promoting interaction between guests. My fiance and I stayed in a private room, which was quite cozy despite a record-breaking winter storm. In addition to the friendly staff and clean rooms, the Flying Pig is also a great place to meet some very interesting characters from across the world and all walks of life. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I went there and shared a 6 bed dorm with 4 friends. Nice and clean,staff where very helpful and friendly. Bar open till 3 am and a nice chilled smoking room. We were all 40 year olds but did not feel out of place even though most of people there were in their twenties. It's in a good location as well. Great fun and would go again

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Address: Nieuwendijk 100 | Old Centre: New Side, 1012 MR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Dam Square
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Ranked #27 of 174 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:2 star — Flying Pig Downtown 2*
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